From search engines, algorithms, design, and technology to what it means to be uniquely human, today’s guest weekly inspires me with his email newsletter, Don’t Think About The Future, to think deeply about unexpected topics. Chris Butler is a writer, designer, manager, consultant, and creator at Newfangled. I have had the pleasure of talking with him before on Getting Work To Work, and you’ll find links to those past conversations in the show notes. In this conversation, he dives into some fascinating topics that he is thinking about after four years of political turmoil, technological changes, and the effects of a global pandemic. He also shares insight into two recent essays he wrote: the first about why search engines don’t work and aren’t good and the second about what it means to dream big.
- Christopher Butler
- Search Engines Don’t Work and They Are Not Good by Christopher Butler
- Dreaming Big by Christopher Butler
- Interview with Christopher Butler (GWTW82)
- “Limitations, Forgiveness & Value” with Christopher Butler (GWTW169)
- The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech by William Deresiewicz
- The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think by Eli Pariser
- The Stand by Stephen King
- A Year with Swollen Appendices by Brian Eno
- Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko on Unsplash
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